Most amazing holiday our family has ever had!
We went for 20 days and in that time we renewed our vows for our 10 year anniversary. We were able to do it right outside our lanai (on the beach) We had been planning for months on what to do, where to go, what to see..... lets just say it was very hard to leave our condo/area. Everything you want is right there! Ocean view, pool, tennis, dinning, shopping. We saw turtles almost every day right by the black rocks out from our lanai! Our 2 smaller children did not snorkel so we thought they would never get to see turtles. We were wrong! We did lots of shelling/sea glass hunting as well just to the left of us, down the walkway to the ocean). The service, hospitality, kindness, and friendliness of ALL the staff at the condo was above and beyond! Everyone was so nice and always had a smile. It was hard to leave as many of them felt like family. The cleaning staff were so good to our kids and even gave my daughter and I each a sea glass pendant that she had made! Wow how nice! We also made a purchase online and got it delivered to Ali Resorts and they even came to our unit and hand delivered it! The unit E-206 was a gem! It was great for our family of 6. (4 children ages 8,7,5, and 3) the bunk bed room was ideal and not small or squishy at all. The showers were wonderful not to mention the pillows! I fell in love with them the moment I laid my head down! It was also nice to hear the ocean/waves from our room, (as they were on the other side of the condo) We would love to go back! we will be seeing you all again soon!!!! Mahalo Mahalo, Mahalo
Fantastic Stay at Makena Surf
We would definitely return to this property, if not exact condo, at Maken Surf. Great location and ideal building on the big beach.Make sure you see the development plan so you pick the right building - it's worth being beachfront. And when the west coast was in the clouds, we were always sunny. Lovely beach, quiet with just the right amount of action close by. Easy drive to area shops and restaurants. Condo was ideal and services were terrific. If you are looking for beach and pool bar, resort services - this is not your place. There is a beach and pool but no blended drinks being served. But you'll spend three times the money for a hotel room versus having the luxury of spreading out at "home" with your family for meals, movie night and morning breakfast on the lanai. A much nicer way to go and then eat dinner in all the great restaurants. Who wants to shower and dress for breakfast anyway? I'd rather eat on the lanai and relax. The condo has everything you would want for a lovely stay from good bedding, spacious bathrooms,beach chairs, daily maid service, to streaming Netflix and fully stocked kitchen. Rent a car and you are all set.You won't want to leave and you feel more like you live there rather than just being another tourist. Oh and having a washer dryer in the unit was super convenient. Overall... a lovely spot.
My husband and I stayed here for our week-long honeymoon and could not have been happier!
The recently remodeled condo is beautifully designed with just the right amount of Hawaiian touches that embrace the aloha spirit. Completely stocked with gorgeous upgrades, amenities, supplies and spa-like extras, we felt spoiled and relaxed the entire time. With its corner location, the ocean breeze flows throughout the house perfectly, bringing with it a beautiful scent of plumeria blooms from the nearby tree.
The proximity to the gorgeous, uncrowded and quiet beach is unbeatable; we discovered it was perfect for sunning, swimming, boogie-boarding and snorkeling and never had the need to fight the crowds at other beaches for a better experience. The view from the lanai is outstanding all day long and especially at sunset. It also makes a wonderful spot for grilling out and enjoying cocktails from the comfort of your own private paradise.
I should also mention that the management company, Ali'i Resorts, LLC were fantastic! From greeting us at the condo with a grand tour, recommending points-of-interests on the island, and helping us with new propane (we grilled A LOT!), this group made sure we always felt welcome without a worry.
Overall, we both can't imagine a better way to have spent our honeymoon and look forward to vacationing here in the future.
Nearby activities and attractions we enjoyed or appreciated:
Grocery Stores: Safeway and Foodland (or Costco for bulk items)
Luau: The Grand Luau at Honua'ula (at the Grand Wailea)
Food with a view: Sarento's On The Beach (stellar service and to-die-for seafood), The Red Bar (at Gannon's, great happy hour and sunset view) and Honu Beach Seafood and Pizza (in Lahaina)
Other: Maui Zen Day Spa, Snorkel Bob's
We had an opportunity to stay in the condo Nov 12-18 2013. We typically stay in Kihei on our Maui visits but wanted to try something different. This place was great - fully remodeled. Everything is high end. The end of the building unit location is nice for privacy and easy access to beach and tennis courts. We went this time with another couple (no kids :)) but are looking forward to going another time with our kids. The beach below the condo is great for snorkeling. It also provides a nice, safe location for kids to play in the water/surf. Highly recommend it!
Beautiful view and Beach location
Makena Surf Resort #E-206 is a beautiful unit. It's been updated compared to other units we've stayed in and the kitchen is very functional. We watched many gorgeous sunsets from our Lanai and particularly enjoyed the weddings each night on our beach.
Also, this unit is very close to the beach access so you don't have to pack beach gear too far.
Would stay here again.
Ali'i was great to work with and very helpful upon checkin.